Chiesa Braves ACL Surgery, Juventus Provide Recovery Timeline

Federico Chiesa’s long road back to playing starts now. The EURO 2020 winner has successfully undergone surgery on his torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in the left knee. He sustained the injury after being challenged by Roma talisman Lorenzo Pellegrini in the first half of the highly-entertaining 4-3 encounter at Stadio Olimpico on January 9.

The Bianconeri have confirmed through their official website of the operation’s success on Chiesa’s left knee. The procedure was carried out in Innsbruck, Austria, by professor Christian Fink of the famous Hochrum Clinic, in the presence of club doctor Dr. Stefanini.

Chiesa is expected to take seven months to recover following the surgery. The timeframe provides him a stint until August/September to fully recover, after which arrives the highly-anticipated winter World Cup in Qatar.

With Chiesa ruled out for rest of the season, Juventus’ attack is undoubtedly handed a blow, as La Vecchia Signora seek to enter Europe next season. He will also sorely be missed in Roberto Mancini’s Azzurri outfit when Italy encounter their playoff matches for the 2022 World Cup.

He has appeared 18 times for Bianconeri this season, scoring four goals and assisting as many.